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Going Down The Rabbit Hole

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Alice in Wonderland provides a metaphoric backdrop to describe a journey to an extraordinary personal learning network.

Alice in Wonderland provides a metaphoric backdrop to describe a journey to an extraordinary personal learning network.

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  • 1.
    • Alice meets her Personal Learning Network
  • 2.
    • Dr. Richard A. Schwier
      • Connected me to the possibilities
      • Rick's Cafe Canadien
    • Dr. Alec Couros
      • Challenged me to think differently
      • Open Thinking & Digital Pedagogy
      • Open Thinking Wiki
    • Jennifer Jones
      • Mentored me in other worlds
      • injenuity
  • 3.
    • Introduction
    • The Story
      • Theory
      • Practice and Tools
    • The Cards Fall
  • 4.
    • Why Alice in Wonderland?
    • Presentation media
      • Illustrations by John Tenniel (1820-1914)
      • Copyright free (in public domain)
    • Workshop format
    References: Schwier, R. A. (2007). A typology of catalysts, emphases and elements of virtual leanring communities. In R. Luppicini (Ed.), Trends in distance education: A focus on communitieis of learning. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. Dorman, J. (2008). Power up your professional learning network. Retrieved October 23, 2008 from http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/ppln .
  • 5.
    • Alice follows a White Rabbit down the rabbit hole
    • Looks for the key to the garden
    • Themes:
    • Community as filter
    • Keller’s ARCS motivational model
    • Role of the community leader
    Reference: Keller, J. (2008). First principles of motivation to learn and e-learning. Distance Education, 29(2), 175-185.
  • 6.
    • Twitter
      • http://www.twitter.com
    • YouTube
      • http://www.youtube.com
  • 7.
    • Alice grows and doesn’t know herself – she cries
    • Alice shrinks and meets a mouse in her pool of tears
    • Themes:
    • Legitimate participants
    • Rules and Culture
    • Reflection
  • 8.
    • Blogs
      • http://wordpress.com
      • http://edublogs.com
  • 9.
    • The community caught in pool try to figure out how to get dry.
    • Alice confused mouse’s tail for his tale
    • Themes:
    • Communications
    • Language
    • Mutuality
    • Historicity
  • 10. Photo credit: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7702913.stm Welsh translation: “I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated.”
  • 11.
    • Alice is mistaken by the Rabbit for someone else and he sends her off to fetch his fan and gloves.
    • Themes:
    • Identity
    • Medium both engaging and prohibitive
  • 12.
    • Discussion Forums
      • Desire2Learn
      • Drupal
      • Moodle
  • 13.
    • Alice admits her identity crisis to the caterpillar
    • He tells her about the powers of the mushroom
    • Themes:
    • Insiders
    • Information
  • 14.
    • Social Bookmarking
      • Delicious
      • My Delicious
      • Diigo
      • My Diigo
  • 15.
    • Duchess turns everything into a moral.
    • Alice learns that pepper makes you hot-tempered.
    • Alice meets the Cheshire Cat
    • Themes:
    • Community Rules
    • Social Protocols
  • 16.
    • Facebook
      • My Facebook
    • Nings
      • Classroom 2.0
      • Parents as Partners
  • 17.
    • The Hatter, the Dormouse and the March Hare are having a tea party.
    • They question Alice to a point of insult and she leaves.
    • Themes:
    • Plurality
    • Choices
    • Autonomy
  • 18.
    • Making choices
    • http://twitter.com/intrepidteacher
    Sometimes dialectical relationships feel more antagonistic than helpful. 10:01 PM Nov 2nd from twhirl Do I really need this person in my network? Contemplating opposing viewpoints and how they help or hurt community. 10:00 PM Nov 2nd from twhirl Is it worth having people who are VERY different than you in your network? Why? Finding myself needing to explain why Dick Cheney is evil. 9:59 PM Nov 2nd from twhirl
  • 19.
    • Alice wonders why the rose tree is being painted.
    • The game of croquet uses flamingoes as mallet heads and hedgehogs as balls.
    • Themes:
    • Technology
    • Participation
  • 20.
    • Second Life
  • 21.
    • The Duchess comes to the Croquet ground.
    • Mock Turtle’s education: Reeling and Writhing, the Ambition, Distraction, Uglification and Derision.
    • Themes:
    • Story-telling
    • Learning
  • 22.
    • Voicethread
    • Slideshare
    • YouTube
  • 23.
    • Alice learns a new dance.
    • Gryphon explains things to Alice.
    • Alice relates her adventure, feeling comfortable with Mock Turtle and Gryphon.
    • Themes:
    • Trajectories
    • Trust
    • Learning Styles
  • 24.
    • K12 Online Conference
      • Parents as Partners
      • Open, Social, Connected: Reflections of an Open Graduate Course Experience Dr. Alec Couros
    • Webcast
      • EdTech Weekly
      • Parents as Partners
  • 25.
    • The Knave of Hearts is accused of stealing the tarts. Many of the animals are present and have different roles in the court.
    • The White Rabbit is the Herald.
    • Alice grows larger.
    • Themes:
    • Intensity
    • Flexibility
  • 26.
    • Aggregators and RSS Feeds
      • GoogleReader
      • Feedburner
  • 27.
    • Alice is called as a witness and challenges the Queen
    • She calls them just a pack of cards
    • Themes:
    • Inbound to apprentice to insider
  • 28.  
  • 29.
    • Of course Alice wakes up from her dream and so will you.
    • But your network is real, with real people and real connections.
    • Your network awaits you, Alice.
  • 30.